National Mining Museum Scotland
Edinburgh, Central Scotland

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The Scottish mining industry has gone through drastic changes, with many pits closing down and technology changing the way mining is undertaken. So come along and marvel at the days gone by, especially the dedication and bravery of the miners themselves.

 The Museum itself has over 60,000 items for you to muse, from the oldest of mining lamps, clothing, trophies, artefacts from underground, it really is an amazing place and you will pass many a hour without realising it.  There are about 18000 photographs for you to flick through on a touch screen, original documents, trade catalogues, all for the viewing of.

The Museum itself is based in Newton Grange, Midlothian, admission is a reasonable price for such an exhibition and in case young Johnny gets a bit bored, there is a soft play area for him to enjoy and also the Coal Shed Café which will provide a variety of hot and cold drinks along with meals and snacks.

The Museum opens seven days a week and the hours will vary depending whether it be summer or winter time.  You can also buy a memento of your time at the museum to take home with you; you could have your own miner's lamp.

Well worth a visit to National Mining Museum Scotland!


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National Mining Museum Scotland
Lady Victoria Colliery
EH22 4QN
0131 663 7519

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